Bijan Beigi

Skin peels can leave you with tighter, brighter skin and tackle prob­lem ar­eas, says BIJAN BEIGI

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Ad­vice on how to get sparkling skin

HERE AT the clinic we are very of­ten asked about chem­i­cal peels as they re­ceive a lot of me­dia at­ten­tion and can be highly ef­fec­tive in re­ju­ve­nat­ing the skin.

As we get older dead skin cells that ac­cu­mu­late and block pores can make our skin ap­pear dull and life­less. This can be ad­dressed with chem­i­cal peels, which can be a min­i­mally in­va­sive pro­ce­dure that helps im­prove the ap­pear­ance of skin and can also be used to treat blem­ishes, scars and age spots.

There are sev­eral types of peels and it is im­por­tant to know which is best for you and your skin but two of our favourite peels are the Jan Marini Gly­colic and the Obagi Blue Ra­di­ance peel.

JAN MARINI GLY­COLIC PEEL

The al­pha hy­droxy acid (AHA) gly­colic peel from Jan Marini is de­rived from su­gar cane and has the small­est molec­u­lar struc­ture of the AHA fam­ily. As a re­sult it can pen­e­trate the skin more ef­fec­tively than other AHAs. It is par­tic­u­larly ef­fec­tive as the gly­colic peel helps to re­duce cell build-up at the lower lev­els of skin leav­ing it feel­ing soft and smooth. Over time it can also help to re­duce fine lines.

Un­like the deeper peels, this treat­ment re­quires no down time, which means make up can be ap­plied and nor­mal ac­tiv­i­ties can re­sume im­me­di­ately.

OBAGI BLUE RA­DI­ANCE

Us­ing sal­i­cylic, gly­colic and lac­tic acids the Blue Ra­di­ance peel is a fan­tas­tic treat­ment to help im­prove acne, acne scar­ring and sun dam­age, as well as giv­ing an in­stant glow and tighter, brighter-look­ing skin. How­ever, as the acid ex­fo­li­ates the up­per­most dam­aged skin lay­ers, this peel does come with a lit­tle more down time, with pink­ness to the skin to be ex­pected im­me­di­ately after treat­ment and some mild flak­ing from day 3-6. It is also es­sen­tial to keep your skin well hy­drated us­ing the Obagi hy­drate mois­turiser along with SPF50 to pro­tect your new skin.

Ei­ther peel can leave your skin fresh, re­newed and ra­di­ant, so for more in­for­ma­tion about these or any treat­ments we of­fer, we in­vite read­ers to pop in to the clinic to speak to one of our qual­i­fied skin care ther­a­pists.

“Un­like the deeper peels, this treat­ment re­quires no down time”

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